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Systematics, biogeography and phylogeography of South Asian biota

This symposium will encompass a series of talks that help decipher the mechanisms driving the diversity and distribution patterns of the biota of South Asia, as well as shed light on how to tackle the potential changes in these patterns resulting from the impending anthropogenic pressure.

3rd July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 1)

Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilization

Forest Genetic Resources Conservation and Utilisation through collaboration and policy development.

3rd July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 2)

The importance of and challenges to verifiable, evidence-based conservation management in practice

Verifiable, evidence-based conservation management is the core of science based conservation if it is to efficient and effective; whilst it´s importance has been widely documented and new programmes and methodologies are emerging, it remains rarely applied in practice

3rd July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 3)

Restoring Terrestrial Ecosystems in India: Frameworks, Synthesis and the Way Forward

This symposium will focus on the current state of restoration and restoration efforts in India, the existing frameworks, and the way forward for effective and sustainable restoration outcomes and collaboration between multiple stakeholders.

4th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ( Room 1)

Agricultural commodity landscapes in the tropics: Towards solving a multi-dimensional sustainability challenge for the future

A collaborative space featuring young voices from the Global South which is focussed on better understanding the multi-dimensional socio-environmental impacts in commodity production landscapes and which seeks to envision a future that delivers multiple goals of sustainable land use, effective climate action and human well-being.

4th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ( Room 2)

Ecological subsets in tropics: Plant-centric interactions in isolation

This symposium will bring together experts from various fields to discuss the current understanding of plant-centric interactions in isolated tropical communities, the challenges they face, and conservation strategies that can be implemented to protect them.

4th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ( Room 3)

“One Health” as the new frontier for balancing conservation and the well being of Societies

The symposium concentrates on the novel One Health approach that aims to engage and mobilize multiple disciplines and sectors, for the betterment of the health of humans, livestock, wildlife and the larger ecosystems that all living things are dependent on.

4th July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 1)

Inside woody plants: the role of stem anatomy in shaping forest functioning and dynamics

This symposium will synthesize novel research on how stem anatomy influences plant functioning and how it shapes tropical forest dynamics.

4th July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 2)

Agricultural diversification and technologies for a global food systems transformation

We will discuss the potential to integrate technologies with diversified agricultural systems to protect biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, and to improve farmers' livelihoods in sustainable food production systems in the tropics.

4th July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 3)

Conservation of Indigenous Bees in India: Experiences and Way Forward

Explore some strategies used so far related to conservation of indigenous honeybees in South Gujarat, Nilgiris and Kerala, where the community has played a key role and share best practises.

5th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Room 1)

Conservation Bioacoustics

Conservation bioacoustics and its applications across tropical ecosystems

5th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Room 2)

Linking field-oriented ecology and ecologists with land surface models and modelers

This symposium will advance the integration of three key disciplines (empirical field ecology, remote sensing, and land surface modeling) with the goals of rapidly improving understanding of the structure, function and composition of tropical forests, and greatly improving predictions on the fate of these critical ecosystems.

5th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Room 3)

Towards a more holistic understanding of tropical forest degradation

Degradation is a key concept in the conservation and use of tropical forests, but is poorly defined or understood in terms of its impacts on ecological function. This symposium will attempt to forge a new and more holistic understanding of degradation and its role in changing tropical forests.

5th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Room 4)

Large-scale restoration for people and the planet: opportunities and challenges

The symposium will discuss the opportunities and challenges of large-scale restoration through different topics, such as carbon, data, people, and forests, enabling the creation of disruptive solutions from and for restoration, people and the planet.

5th July 2023. 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ( Room 1)

Illegal tropical wildlife trade: Trends, Scale and Solutions

The symposium provides a full overview of the breadth of research on illegal wildlife trade, from the scale at which it takes place to innovative forensic tools helping to combat it.

6th July 2023. 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM (Room 1)

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